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Pacers Boost Playoff Hopes With Home Win

Last updated on Saturday, March 29, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Danny Granger scored 26 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the New Jersey Nets 123-115 on Friday night to halt a two-game losing skid and boost their playoff hopes.

Troy Murphy had 21 points and 17 rebounds for Indiana after missing the previous game with strep throat. Mike Dunleavy added 19 points for the Pacers, who avenged a loss to the Nets on Wednesday. In all, six Pacer players scored in double-figures.

Vince Carter scored 33 points, Devin Harris scored a career-high 27 and Josh Boone had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Nets, who are just a game ahead of the Pacers after the loss.

The Pacers, who improve to 30-43 overall with the victory, will return to action Monday evening when they host the 13-59, Miami Heat. Tune in for all of the action starting at 6:30pm on 1340 AM WBIW.

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